US-based Sikh group seeks UN intervention for Bhullar

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) A Swiss NGO and a US-based Sikh group have sought UN intervention to “save” Devenderpal Singh Bhullar, whose petition seeking commutation of his death sentence to life imprisonment was rejected by the Indian Supreme Court earlier this month.

A Swiss NGO, Movement Against Atrocities and Repression (MAAR), and Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) have filed an appeal with Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions, Christof Heyns on April 25.

A group of Sikhs also held a “Justice Rally” before the UN office in Geneva seeking intervention for the suspension of Bhullar’s death sentence, said a statement Saturday.

Bhullar was given capital punishment for the Sep 10, 1993, blast at the Indian Youth Congress (IYC) office in New Delhi that left nine people dead and 17 injured.

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